Evaluation Questioner GFHM 2013 – Geneva
(46 responses distributed from all continents)
COMMENTSWhat did you learn? A lot of skill and experience to control hospital infections and introduction of RACHS to evaluate outcomes. Global Heart Network Infection control Importance of quality measurements and programs Improvement of recommendations of safety Always learning more and share your experience with others, similar problems all over the world and many solutions Importance of applying the principles of infection control There are many new ideas to develop in my hospital and in my country, same problems all over the world with special particularities. I learned how to reduce the intrahospital infections Networking with other attendees is always an amazing opportunity, GHN I and my team felt encouraged to carry on Organizational experience in infection control patient safety and communication is important for our organization The extensive experience of other teams was helpful to us Inspiration To access open pediatric website to learn more about pediatric critical care Help to improve our cardiac program Means of attending available networks of collaborative medicine What can improve the GF? More time for discussions I cannot imagine a better Forum Slightly fewer speakers in each session and more discussion Less statistics, more talking about individual cases and problems Separate sessions for nurses and intensivists More time for poster Grand rounds – more discussion Keep the same dynamics Allow a different way of registration (not bank transfer) Sessions for GF 2014: No comment How to finance missions IQIC sessions Health information systems Interactive workshops could be beneficial Workshops conducted by different centers successes and failures Preventive cardiology Other comments: I saw a lot of NGO’s during the meeting Congratulations to the organizers for an amazing meeting Amazing meeting. I saw and met so many people from all over the world and could share experiences with them I had wonderful time, best congress I have been to Geneva, September 14, 2013
Welcome Speech of Mr Pierre François Unger, State Councilor of the Republic and Canton of Geneva
Distinguished Guests, Dear colleagues and friends, Ladies, Gentlemen,
I am delighted to welcome you to the inauguration of the 9th Global Humanitarian Forum. Over the years, the Global Forum has come to surpass the dimensions of a simple meeting to become an institution comprised of competent, motivated and empathetic professionals at the height of their careers, who volunteer their expertise for the humanitarian cause. As I look at the progress made during the previous Forums, I realize the numerous challenges we can undertake because of the devotion that drives us all.
This Global Forum allows us to define our priorities, and better understand the daily realities that are confronted by our patients and the health professionals working in developing countries.
It constitutes a platform for exchange of ideas, dialogue, and communication between those who need help and those who can provide it, through visionary projects and realistic solutions to problems encountered.
And when one speaks of durable solutions, this clearly entails capacity building and ensuring training abroad and on site. These two critical elements are the basis for motivating professionals within developing countries and for driving us to invest our energy and resources in them.
It is this sense of structured and durable contribution upon which we build our humanitarian acts that allows for the realization of projects inspired by our partnerships in these countries of need that in turn motivates us to continue to participate and express our concerns on these vital issues.
This Global Forum, that we have all created together, is strengthened by our conviction that it is indeed indispensable, and that it provides an opportunity for our partners in developing countries to communicate and specify their needs so that we can better answer them.
It is for them that this Global Forum was initiated, and I am pleased to see that more and more of our colleagues are able to participate each year, despite the financial burden that this entails for them.
I would like to emphasize my gratitude to the State of Geneva, the University Hospital, my collaborators and staff members, and the sponsors who make it possible for this Forum to take place every two years in Geneva. I hereby wish you a Global Forum rich in knowledge and lasting friendships.
June 27, 2013
Geneva University Hospital
Salle “Marcel Jenny”